Programmes

VINTAGE PROGRAMMES

PR109. Robert The Devil Gaiety Theatre, 1869 with Two Harlequins/Dreams. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Miss E. Farren, J. Maclean, Constance Loseby, Miss E. Fowler, Joseph Eldred, Misses Conway, Wood and Tremaine. Horizontal crease and light stains, inside clean. …..£125.00

PR140. Fred. Sullivan Gaiety Theatre, 1872 in Les Deux Aveugles with Shilly-Shally/Aladdin the 2nd. Two page paper programme with Sullivan's brother Fred. Sullivan (fresh from his success as "Apollo" in Thespis) as "Patachon" in Offenbach's Les Deux Aveugles. Light horizontal creases, corner creases and light wear to fold and edges. Hand-dated in ink "Apr. 16th 1872." …..£35.00

PR102. The Wicked World Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 1873 with The Co-operative Movement/Raising the Wind!. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Mr. & Mrs. Kendal, Buckstone, Miss Litton, Amy Roselle, Blanche Henri. Light vertical crease, small hole to centre, fold almost separated, back page has two spots of glue residue where it has been tipped into an album. …..£55.00

PR108. The Happy Land Royal Court Theatre, 1873 with About Town/On Strike. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Alfred Bishop, W. J. Hill, Chas. Steyne, Kate Bishop, Sylvia Hodson, Rose Egan, Phoebe Don. Back cover has full page advertisement for A Wedding March and a piece by J. L. Toole. Light creasing. …..£95.00

PR137. [Richard] D'Oyly Carte Royalty Theatre, 1876 presents A Blighted Being/The Duke's Daughter. Two page paper programme. Theatre managed by D'Oyly Carte and George Dolby. Cast includes: Pauline Rita, E. W. Royce, Kelleher, Kate Corri, Rachel Sanger, Dymott. Light stain to front. Hand-dated in pencil "18/1/1876." …..£25.00

PR101. Engaged! Theatre Royal, Haymarket,1877 with By The Sea. Two page paper programme dated 23/10/77. Cast includes: George Honey, Harold Kyrle, Marion Terry, Lucy Buckstone, Emily Thorne. Light creasing. Hand-dated in ink "Saturday, October 27th /77." Back page has two spots of glue residue where it has been tipped into an album. …..£45.00

PR103. Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith Theatre Royal, Haymarket,1877 with The Balance of Comfort. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Herman Vezin, Forbes Robertson, Marion Terry. Light creasing and foxing, small hole to top left. Hand-dated in ink "1877" …..£45.00

PR106. Pygmalion and Galatea Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 1877 with Follow the Leader/Birds in their Little Nests Agree. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Buckstone, Marion Terry, Henrietta Hodson, Charles Harcourt. Light folds and staining, hand-dated "17/2/1877." …..£35.00

PR114. Trial by Jury - Sullivan conducts with Grossmith in the chorus Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1877 Benefit in aid of … Mr. Compton, Thursday Morning March 1st, 1877. Performances of Othello/Money/Lend Me Five Shillings/Man of the World/Critic/Trial by Jury. Cast of Trial includes: George Honey, George Fox, W. H. Cummings, Arthur Cecil, Pauline Rita supported by George Grossmith Jnr. (before his association with Carte's company), Edgar Bruce, Furneaux Cook, W. H. Fisher, Howard Paul, Penley, J. G. Taylor, J. Maclean, Marius, Carlotta Addison, Kate Bishop, Lucy Buckstone, Kate Field, Florence Terry, Marion Terry, Lottie Venne. Conducted by Arthur Sullivan. Poor condition, creasing and staining, pieces missing from front right edge, contents fair, a good file copy. …..£110.00

PR138. The Wedding March Folly Theatre, 1878 with Retiring/A Husband in Cotton Wool. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: J. G. Grahame, Lionel Brough, W. J. Hill, George Giddens, Lydia Thompson, Rose Cullen, K. Percival. Light creasing and some staining at creases, corners chipped, small edge tears. …..£25.00

PR129. H.M.S. Pinafore Opera Comique, 1878 with Grossmith's Cups and Saucers/Five Hamlets. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Grossmith, Barrington, Power, Temple, Clifton, Dymoti, Fitzaltamont, Talbot, Howson, Bond, Everard. Creasing and staining, small hole at centre, bottom right corner missing, 5 inch narrow strip of paper attached to back page fold. …..£95.00

PR130. H.M.S. Pinafore Opera Comique, 1879 with Cups and Saucers/After All. Two page decorated paper programme. Cast includes: Grossmith, Barrington, Power, Temple, Clifton, Dymott, Fitzaltamont, Burville, Bond, Everard. Creasing and staining, tear to right edge at fold. …..£115.00

PR110. Sweethearts Prince of Wales's Theatre, 1879 with Heads or Tails?/Good for Nothing. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Mr. & Mrs. Bancroft, Mr. Deane, Ida Hertz. Hand-dated in pencil "21/6/1879." One small spot to front page, very light vertical crease. …..£30.00

PR128. Patience Opera Comique, 1881 with Uncle Samuel. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Grossmith, Barrington, Bowley, Temple, Thornton, Lely, Bond, Gwynne, Fortescue, Barnett, Braham. Creasing and stain spotting, small tears to edges. …..£95.00

PR127. Iolanthe Savoy Theatre, 1883 with Mock Turtles. Two page dark pink paper programme. Cast includes: Grossmith, Barrington, Lely, Manners, Temple, Barnett, Bond, Gwynne, Fortescue, Grey, Braham. Horizontal creases, initials inscribed in ink and hand-dated "9.1.83." Glue residue along back cover fold edge which has tightened the fold. …..£45.00

PR105. Pygmalion and Galatea Lyceum Theatre, 1883 with A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Mary Anderson, Mr. H. Kemble, Amy Roselle, Arthur Lewis. Light horizontal fold. …..£30.00

PR126. Princess Ida Savoy Theatre, 1884. Two page pink paper programme for an early performance when the opera was still divided into Prologue, Act 1, Act 2. Cast includes: Barrington, Bracy, Lely, Ryley, Grossmith, Temple, Gray, Lugg, Braham, Brandram, Chard, Bond, Grey, Heathcote, Carr. Horizontal creases, small smudge and minor print fault to front page, light edge wear, fold has split from the top two thirds down. …..£95.00

PR104. Pygmalion & Galatea/Comedy and Tragedy Lyceum Theatre, 1884. Two page paper programme. Cast includes: Mary Anderson, Mr. H. Kemble, Arthur Lewis, Amy Roselle, George Alexander. Hand-dated in ink "25 July 1884" with handwritten annotation inside against Comedy and Tragedy, "The best thing I have seen Miss Anderson do." …..£30.00

PR107. Engaged Theatre Royal Haymarket, [1886] with Love's Secret. Four page paper programme. Cast includes: Mr. & Mrs. Beerbohm-Tree, Mr. Barrymore, Mr. Mackintosh, Mr. Brookfield, Ulick Winter, Mrs. E. H. Brooke, Miss Norreys. Light creasing and edge wear, contents separated. …..£25.00

PR139. Ruddygore Savoy Theatre, 1887. Two page green paper programme for one of only nine performances before the spelling was changed. Cast as first night includes: Grossmith, Lely, Barrington, Lewis, Braham Bond, Brandram, Findlay Lindsay, Temple. Very light horizontal crease with small tear at edge, light edge wear to top and bottom, corners chipped, edges lightly sunned, fold beginning to perforate in places. …..£650.00

PR112. Trial by Jury Lyceum Theatre, 1887 A Grand Complimentary Benefit to Miss Amy Roselle. Two page paper programme for the benefit performance of Money/King Henry VIII/The Merchant of Venice/Ici On Parle Francais/Trial by Jury. Cast of Trial includes: Rutland Barrington, Henry Bracy, Richard Temple, Rudolph Lewis, Geraldine Ulmar supported by a celebrity chorus. Includes indulgence slip for Mr. Santley who regrets his absence owing to a most serious cold. Very light edge wear. …..£65.00

PR113. Brantinghame Hall St. James' Theatre, 1888 with A Patron Saint. Two page paper programme. Theatre under the management of Rutland Barrington. Cast includes: Mrs. Gaston Murray, Miss Norreys, Julia Neilson, Duncan Fleet [Barrington's brother], Lewis Waller, Rutland Barrington. Hand-dated "Saty. Dec. 1st 88." Small hole to top left, light horizontal crease. …..£45.00

PR142. The Mikado Savoy Theatre, 1896 with Weather or No. Two page illustrated paper programme for the third London revival, dated 14/8/96. Cast included: Jones Hewson, Kenningham, Passmore, Billington, Gordon, Owen, Bond, B. Perry, Brandram. Very light vertical crease, small nick to bottom edge, light wear to top of back page. …..£45.00

PR131. The Mikado Savoy Theatre, 1897 with Weather or No. Three panel gilt decorated card programme for the third London revival, dated 5/1/97. Cast included: Temple, Kenningham, Passmore, Billington, Jones-Hewson, F. Perry, Bond, B. Perry, Brandram. Light stain to top of front, inscribed in ink "(Papa's programme) January 7th 1897." …..£55.00

PR135. The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein Savoy Theatre, 1898 with Old Sarah. Three panel gilt decorated card programme, dated 14/2/98. Cast includes: St. John, F. Perry, Scott Russell, Lytton, Elton, Humphrey, Passmore, Brookfield, Scott Fishe, Jones Hewson, James, Vincent, Baker, Rose, B. Perry. Hand-dated in pencil "17th February 1898." …..£45.00

PR132. H.M.S.Pinafore/Trial by Jury Savoy Theatre, 1899. Three panel gilt decorated card programme for the second London revival, dated 20/10/99. Cast includes: Pinafore - Passmore, Lytton, Evett, Temple, Leon, Pinder, Fitzaltamont, Vincent, Owen, Brandram; Trial - Lytton, Jay, Childerstone, Russell, Passmore, Lewys, Gater, Moyse. Hand-dated in ink "Sat. 21.x.99," back panel largely covered in paper residue from album. …..£35.00

20th CENTURY PROGRAMMES

PR152. Souvenir of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas Prince's Theatre, Sept. 29th, 1919 to Jan. 31st, 1920. Full colour cover illustration of HM Brock's parade of characters. 12 page souvenir containing exquisite monochrome photographs of Gilbert, Sullivan and the D'Oyly Carte family, stage photographs from 10 operas and principal members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, by the Stage Photo Company, Elliott & Fry, Rita Martin, Claude Harris and Bassano. Minor wear, bottom right corner bumped, hole-punched. …..£18.50

PR143. Souvenir of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Princes Theatre October 3rd, 1921, to April 8th, 1922 Orange card wrappers embossed illustration of Federici as "The Mikado" 28 pages of the best stage photography showing vignettes of the principal players with facsimile signatures, surrounded by character photographs and scenes from the repertoire. Centre pages feature a glorious full colour illustration of the ghost scene from Ruddigore by H.M. Brock. Complete with gold cord. Light edge wear, two small splash marks to bottom of front cover. …..£45.00

PR144. Souvenir of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas illustrating the new dresses designed by Charles Ricketts A.R.A., for The Mikado, Princes Theatre, London. September 30th to December 18th 1926. 12 page photographic souvenir with full colour centrefold illustrations of Ricketts' costume designs. Complete with plum ribbon. Light crushing at top and bottom of front left where the ribbon has pulled on the card. …..£26.50

PR145. Souvenir of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas illustrating the new productions designed by Charles Ricketts R.A. and George Sheringham, Savoy Theatre, London. October 21st, 1929 to March 22nd, 1930. 12 page photographic souvenir with six pages of full colour illustrations of costume designs. Complete with silver ribbon. Light edge wear. …..£35.00

PR146. Souvenir of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's 1924 Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Princes Theatre, London. Grey card folder containing full company details and 12 matt photographs by Sasha, London, with facsimile signatures, of: Henry A. Lytton as "Jack Point" Joseph F. Griffin as "King Hildebrand" Leo Darnton as "Nanki-Poo" Henry Millidge as "Luiz" Darrell Fancourt as "Sir Roderick Murgatroyd" Winifred Lawson as "Casilda" Charles Goulding as "Hilarion" Leo Sheffield as "Don Alhambra del Bolero" Sydney Granville as "Strephon" Bertha Lewis as "Queen of the Fairies" Elsie Griffin as "Aline" Eileen Sharp as "Mad Margaret." Complete with pale green ribbon. Folder lightly faded. Contents fine with some light silvering to the edges of some of the photographs. …..£65.00

PR147. Souvenir of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Savoy Theatre, London September 26th, 1932 to January 21st, 1933. Henry Lytton in Gilbert and Sullivan Characters - A Souvenir of his farewell season at the Savoy Theatre, London, 1932-1933. White card folder with colour illustration of Ricketts' costume design for "Ko-Ko." Contains printed card cast list and eleven gloss photographs of Lytton in his various roles. Light wear to card folder. …..£65.00

PR148. 1881-1951 Gilbert and Sullivan Festival of Britain Souvenir. Twelve page souvenir illustrating the history of the operas with photographs and colourful costume designs. Light wear to cover. …..£22.50

PR149. Gilbert and Sullivan Souvenir - The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Savoy Theatre, London Season 1954. Twenty page photographic souvenir focussing on the new production of James Wade's new production of Princess Ida. Light wear to cover. …..£18.50

PR150. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Souvenir of the London Season at the Princes Theatre, 15th December, 1958 to 14th March, 1959. Two page glossy card souvenir with photos of the principal artists and facsimile autographs. Small corner bump to bottom right. …..£12.50

PR151. D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Souvenir Season 1961-62. 24 page glossy illustrated photographic souvenir with a foreword by Frederic Lloyd and a three page article entitled The Savoy Operas by Sir Arthur Bryant. …..£9.50


 

 


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